Yes I know what a cull fee is, I just don't understand the point? - I'm out there to shoot a deer not take a walk in the woods with another bloke (!) so why do I have to pay to pull the trigger?!
My first fallow this year was £100 for the stalk, then £50 to pull the trigger (the "cull" fee), then £50 to keep the meat (based on weight) - I felt like saying "The meat fee's fair, but what's with charging me £100 for a walk? I can walk for free anywhere?! The whole point of me going on a stalk is to shoot something so why do I have to pay £50 extra to shoot something?!"
I think the issue is a lot of stalkers are advertising abroad to wealthy foreign clients, and to Londoners who earn megabucks, but this is only going on my limited experience so interested to hear everyone's thoughts?
I'd sooner pay by the hour (£20 or something with a min of 3 hours), and then buy the meat if I want it - is that a more sensible pricing layout?
I get that Decent Trophy's are another matter so not part of my point - I'm just talking about the more common animals...
*FURTHER TO THIS PLEASE SEE POST #64 - I'd actually misunderstood the apparent price increase that prompted me to start this post*